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a Forward. proctor of the Bullingdon Club, retired Barrister. Once ran 100 meters unassisted.

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The power of '1' - an ontology of numbers

I must acknowledge Bluesfan, who germinated these thoughts, and apologise to Wilbur Smith – this is no story of the courage of a single person in the face of oppression and adversity, or the conversion of a drop of water into a waterfall – this is a story of the numbers, plain and simple.

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Super Rugby fantasy versus reality

I worked with a group of Englishmen who introduced me to Fantasy English Premier League – I performed poorly until I learned that picking a side to win a fantasy league is entirely different to picking a side to win an actual game.

As Chairman, Clyne wasn’t hired as an administrator. He’s there to provide leadership, no 1. To support and make the Management effective and accountable, to drive the strategy, and as the public figurehead.

RA’s published 10-point strategy is abject nonsense. As the document that provides the roadmap where the board want rugby in this country to be, it’s poppycock and juvenile, a banal feel-good cover-all-the-bases recepie, much like unsalted watery gravy.

Rugby Australia is turning into Fort Freefall

It’s a play-thing for Clyne. When you retire age 46, you need something to amuse yourself. Regrettably, he hasn’t amused us.

Rugby Australia is turning into Fort Freefall

My money’s on the Rebels. QC will be determined, focused and disciplined – enough to win the 10 jumper back. And with a SR season playing with Genia, he’ll do it.

Rugby Australia is turning into Fort Freefall

you are too kind…..

McKenzie manage to inspire those rat-bag youngsters in the Reds back in 07/ 08 (I think it was) – quite the opposite has occurred in the past few years.

The power of '1' - an ontology of numbers

Nice. Corrupt input!

Cheika survives Rugby Australia review - for now

Defensive touch kick. Give ball to opposition. Dwarf throwing comp ensues.

Cheika survives Rugby Australia review - for now

moribund

Only optimism for Wallabies fans lies with December decisions

Pocock is ultra mod: he delayed his marriage (which was last month) until gay marriage was legal, you may recall his deaf clapping so he could be inclusive, and of course the chain to the gate-post episode to protest energy exploration, then he reported Jacques Potgieter for gay-shaming a Brumbies player. So, I think the example you have provided disproves, rather than supports you. It’s not the avo and lattes, it’s attitude, entitlement, the safety of a contract, money, lack of accountability, a stupid, stupid management and executive team……….and everything else ……….jeez, this is becoming a boring subject.

Only optimism for Wallabies fans lies with December decisions

I agree with your logic, your good breeding and intellect, it’s comes naturally for a front-rower!! Your precision too is admirable. Your essay is in fact 1200 words, the intro comprising 480, until you first propose the solution. That makes the substance of your article 730 words, 4.8% outside the recommended limit, but well within tolerance.

I support anything/ everything that facilitates giving emerging players a platform – but hey, Gibson is re-signing AA-C – good for the Tahs, actually brilliant. Looking fwd to seeing him in S15, but there’s not much indication your proposal, despite its merits, will find an advocate.

Cheika should rest players. Here's why

Terrific article Connor. Very cerebral! Does the same apply to a long kick and chase – triangular attack limiting options for the ball catcher? Invariably there is one ball chaser and one to pick up the escape move – most kicks into the 22 and returned into touch and the kicking side doesn’t commit players to the rush. I missed Brumby Mode article – you’re a must-read author – searching for it now!! Write on….

Targeting the All Blacks, Part 2: The shoot-drift gap

That’s an interesting observation. Really!! Have you noticed a large portion of the population end a sentence with an accentuation that implies it’s a question not a statement? Some sociologists explain it’s the convict past in our DNA that drives us to seek permission for every underlying thought – similar to an inmate seeking permission from a guard? “I think it’s going t rain” with a lilt in the voice inclining higher as the sentence ends suggestion it’s a question, not a statement or observation. Listen next time! Seriously!

The power of '1' - an ontology of numbers

Thanks Freddie. A fine addition to the subject.

The power of '1' - an ontology of numbers

Who’ll play Benny and who’ll be the girl he’s chasing? Nice analogy. Reductio ad absurdum!!

Cheika safe for now as RA rule out play for White

I can tell you (officially) that a phone call is highly unlikely to constitute a Breach of contract, nor would an actual offer to White for that matter. Additionally, the entering into a of a contract with White would also probably not be a breach, but would amount to constructive dismissal, which Cheika would have to prove.

Cheika safe for now as RA rule out play for White

True – so serious this is a Matter of State.
Nothing short of the Governor General’s intervention will suffice.

The power of '1' - an ontology of numbers

Nice to have your face back Sheek !!

For several months you have been replaced by an emoji, a highly unsatisfactory state of affairs.

The power of '1' - an ontology of numbers

Like you, I suspect, we’re all exhausted by this and have no tricks left!

And, hey, thanks – very complimentary but entirely unwarranted.

The power of '1' - an ontology of numbers

Fractured and fractal !

The power of '1' - an ontology of numbers

Thanks H – never confuse looks with anything!!

The power of '1' - an ontology of numbers

True Harry. Referencing your piece today, have a bloody nose and two cracked ribs and we haven’t entered the ring yet!!

The power of '1' - an ontology of numbers

Agree Pete

First you lose confidence

Then you lose competence

The power of '1' - an ontology of numbers

Too right Brett. I have two comments, neither of which are original:

– Simplicity is the greatest form of sophistication (Leonardo, relating to architecture); and axiomatically

– Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to remove.

On that note, I have nothing more to add until after the board meeting!

Why do the Wallabies make the game more difficult?

I have penned an article on this subject has been with the Eds for 2 days.

Why the answers for Australian rugby are blowin’ in the wind

Agree with your observations and clarity needs to come from these examples, however, that decision was irrelevant to the result.

Let's talk about that decision

A very succinct examination of 7 crucial KPIs my man! Regrettably, a fail on every one.

Repeat the exercise for RA?

The job of a coach